Posts Tagged ‘Xmas music’

I Believe in Father Christmas

December 29, 2021

“I Believe in Father Christmas,” written by Greg Lake, Peter Sinfield, and fan fave Sergei Prokofiev, recorded by Greg Lake in 1975.

Yanks: Father Christmas, aka Santa Claus.

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Gdy się Chrystus rodzi

December 29, 2021

Gdy się Chrystus rodzi” (“When Christ is born”), a 400-year-old Polish Christmas song, performed by the Norwegian-Polish group De Press.

De Press website.

More:

“Gdy się Chrystus rodzi” musical score.

Related:

“Polish Immigrants Come Home For Christmas, If Only In Their Dreams,” Jerzy Ziemacki, Gazeta Wyborcza via Wocrldrunch

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The Santa Claus Boogie

December 29, 2021

“The Santa Claus Boogie,” written by Steve Ripley, and performed by him with his group, The Tractors. Video directed by Michael McNamara.

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

December 29, 2021

God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen,” a traditional English carol, recorded by Ronnie James Dio with Tony IommiRudy Sarzo and Simon Wright on the album We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year.  This song should not be confused with “God Bless You, Jerry Mandelbaum” by Alan Sherman.

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Xmas Done Got Funky

December 29, 2021

“Xmas Done Got Funky,” by Jimmy Jules (Charley C. Julien) & Nuclear Soul System, with Jackie Spencer.

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Santa Stole My Girlfriend

December 29, 2021

“Santa Stole My Girlfriend,” by The Maine, from the album And A Happy New Year (2008). Vocalist: John O’Callaghan.

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Merry Christmas From The Family

December 28, 2021

“Merry Christmas From The Family,” written by Robert Earl Keene, performed here by the Dixie Chicks and Rosie O’Donnell. Here’s how the songwriter does it:

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Yule That’s Cool

December 28, 2021

“Yule That’s Cool,” written by Steve Allen (as “Cool Yule”), recorded by Maria Muldaur, 2010. First recorded by Louis Armstrong and The Commanders in 1953.

Maria Muldaur website

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Shake up Christmas

December 28, 2021

“Shake up Christmas,” written by Butch Walker and Pat Monahan and recorded in 2010 by the latter’s group, Train. Video directed by Lex Halaby.

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Hey Santa Claus

December 28, 2021

“Hey Santa Claus,” written by Harvey Fuqua and recorded in 1953 by his group, The Moonglows. Their manager, DJ Alan Freed, is given co-writer credit on the label, as was the practice (payola). The sax soloist is Red Holloway.

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